Xiaoxue Li

Associate Professor Mathematics

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her children and friends.


  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
    Ph.D., M.S., Mathematics
  • Southwest University, Chongching, China
    B.S., Mathematics


Student Research: 
  • Interpretations of some projective theorems in Euclidean Space, Ashley Nelson, MathFest, the Annual MAA summer meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, August 5-7, 2010.
  • Desargues’ Theorem - Physical Models and Interpretations in Euclidean Space. Ashley Nelson. Posters Session. The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, April 10, 2010.
  • The rearranging of an infinite series. William Archer, Sciencefest, Emory & Henry College, VA, April 17, 2010.
  • Desargues’ Theorem  -  Physical Models and Interpretations in Euclidean Space.  Kandis Hall, Jessica Ogle, the 3rd Annual Student Research Symposium, University of Virginia at Wise, VA, April 17, 2009.
  • An Analysis of Precipitation Trends in the Appalachian Mountain Region, Sean Collier, 2017 VFIC
    Summer Undergraduate Science Scholarship recipient. Summer 2017.
  • Impact of Precipitation and Temperature Changes on Appalachian Salamander Populations: A Data-
    Based Approach, Zane Moran, 2017 VFIC Summer Undergraduate Science Scholarship recipient. Summer 2017.
  • Using R to Analyze Albert A. Michelson’s 1879 Speed of Light Experiments. Matthew Boyda, 2015 VFIC Summer Undergraduate Science Scholarship recupient. Summer 2015
  • .Generalizing the Relationships Between Bases and Exponents Across n Dimensions. Isaac Short, Ledford Scholar poster presentation, ACA Annual Student Summit XVI, Knoxville, TN, October 24-26, 2013


Ongoing research: Statistical-physical projection of future changes in the body size of
salamanders in the US Appalachian Mountains. This project studies the influence of intensity,
frequency and length of rainfall and temperature extremes on the body size of salamanders using
a statistical-physical modeling approach. I am collaborating with statistician Dr. Yun
Li(Australia) and biologist Dr. Nicholas Caruso. Thanks to the support from Appalachian
College Association (ACA), and Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC), and the
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).

  • Dr. Xiaoxue Li

Contact Info

Miller Hall, Room 220
Emory, VA 24327



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